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Windows 7: pagefile

22 Dec 2010   #1
bobsmith123

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i have 4gb of ram, in my pagefile settings, it has suggested i use 6150gb for the pagefile, i was leaving it to be system managed but read sometimes that it benefits the system to have a fixed point so set both min and max to 6200. is this worth doing or should i just let wondows manage it? 6200gb seems a lot with 4gb of ram?


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22 Dec 2010   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

That is a lot. What sort of applications will you be using Bob?
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22 Dec 2010   #3
niemiro

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobsmith123 View Post
i have 4gb of ram, in my pagefile settings, it has suggested i use 6150gb for the pagefile, i was leaving it to be system managed but read sometimes that it benefits the system to have a fixed point so set both min and max to 6200. is this worth doing or should i just let wondows manage it? 6200gb seems a lot with 4gb of ram?
Hello!

6200GB!

No way! 12GB would be considered massive! Are you sure that is not 6200MB. Then it would be a perfect size. I know Windows sets pagefile in thousands of MBs. That sounds a lot more realistic.

Richard
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22 Dec 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I set mine to a set size. Force of habit more than anything else. I use 1.5x as much RAM as I have. Although I realize this is unnecessary, hard drive space is so crazy cheap, that I simply don't care. So, with my 8GB of RAM at home, I use a 12GB page file on my spinner drive. If I really became pressed for space, and buying another hard drive was simply out of the question, I would immediately go after that page file and reduce the size of it.
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22 Dec 2010   #5
bobsmith123

windows 7 64 home premium
 
 

i have read that if you have a large pagefile the system sometimes uses this in preference to ram? obviously i dont want that happening....
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22 Dec 2010   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've never experienced that. My page file is hardly touched at all.
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22 Dec 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just leave it to the system to manage. There is nothing to be gained if you play around with it - one reason being (as pparks said) that it is hardly ever used with 4GB of RAM.
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